Sunday, August 7, 2011

Review: ** $$ Berger Gruner Veltliner, Austria, 2010

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This is a brief tasting note from an open-to-the-public summer wine tasting recently sponsored by The New York Gourmet Society at the Bohemian National Hall.  As such, this is an unusually brief,truncated review, not in classic Spirit of Wine depth, but designed to provide a quick impression of the wine.  As to the summer wine tasting itself, the range of wines provided by Garnet Wines & Liquors was impressive, the appetizers (cheeses, olives, bread) simple but regularly replenished, and the crowd quite diverse internationally and in ages.  

Original tasting and review : This is Berger Gruner Veltliner, Austria, 2010, provided in a one liter bottle.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows  sweet and clean.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact oddly funky.

In summary: Overall, rates two stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  I'd need to assess with more time to give it a better chance.  However, I'm not inclined after the initial sip.

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